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From the Field: Application Stories


Cara Bereck Levy

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Oil recycling, textiles, retrofits in the printing and packaging industries - here are some of the latest application stories submitted by Unitronics customers .

Read, watch, and enjoy!

Company: Aaron Oil Company Inc., USA

Sector: Oil Recycling and Petroleum-Based Hydrocarbon Reclamation

PLC + HMI Controller: Vision560™ + V200-18-E6B Snap-on I/O module

Aaron Oil needed to track the amounts—and analyze the type—of liquid pumped through a collection truck during loading.

They also needed to communicate the analyzed data in real-time to a central office for accounting purposes.

An additional requirement was the ability to communicate with a GPS system in order to dispatch and track drivers.

Read the whole story here.

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Company: Imapsa Automation, Guatemala & Honduras

Sector: Packaging

PLC + HMI Controller: Samba, model SM35-J-T20

Imapsa was tasked with modernizing a rice packaging system. This particular machine had space limitation; as a company dedicated to providing its customers with beautiful HMI applications, Imapsa selected the palm-sized Samba™, which comprises a high-quality color touchscreen . Since speed was an application requirement, the SM35-J-T20 with its high-speed encoder inputs was an excellent fit.

Read the whole story here.

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Company: B3Servis d.o.o, Slovenia

Sector: Printing

PLC + HMI Controller: Vision570™

This company, which deals with bookbinding machines, had outdated machines that were only capable of reading 1-dimensional barcodes of up to 40 characters. These needed to be updated to support extended 2-dimensional barcodes. They needed a compact PLC with a color touchscreen able to support serial communications and Ethernet UDP—that could also log orders, production data, and generate reports. V570™ fit the bill.

Read the whole story here.

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Company: Turkmenistan Aşgabat Dokuma Toplumu (TDT), Turkey

Sector: Textiles

PLC + HMI Controller: Vision130™, model V130-33-TR20

Turkmenistan Aşgabat Dokuma Toplumu (TDT) plant comprises machines that process and size yarn preparatory to weaving, and that weave yarn into cloth for home products. Here, the application need was to collect process data and track operator efficiency, as well as to log and report alarms relating to yarn ruptures that require stopping the machine.

All machines are monitored by SCADA.

Read the whole story here.

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